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PHIL1012 - Introductory Logic
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Nicholas Smith
Phone: +61 2 9036 6242
An introduction to modern logic: the investigation of the laws of truth. One essential aspect of good reasoning or argumentation is that it is valid: it cannot lead from true premises to a false conclusion. In this unit we learn how to identify and construct valid arguments, using techniques such as truth tables, models and truth trees. Apart from being a great aid to clear thinking about any subject, knowledge of logic is essential for understanding many areas not only of contemporary philosophy, but also linguistics, mathematics and computing.
tutorial participation (10%), 2 assignments (40%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
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